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Bamboo shoot vs Jícama - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Jícama
Jícama contains less Sugars (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.048g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Jícama
Jícama is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bamboo shoot
Bamboo shoot is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bamboo shoot Jícama
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bamboo shoot Jícama
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
11
Bamboo shoot
11
Jícama
Mineral Summary Score
16
Bamboo shoot
6
Jícama

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 4
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Copper +295.8%
Contains more Zinc +587.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +227.8%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 4

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Contains more Vitamin E +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +405%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
16%
Bamboo shoot
4%
Jícama
Carbohydrates
5%
Bamboo shoot
9%
Jícama
Fats
1%
Bamboo shoot
0%
Jícama

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bamboo shoot Jícama Opinion
Calories 27 38 Jícama
Protein 2.6 0.72 Bamboo shoot
Fats 0.3 0.09 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin C 4 20.2 Jícama
Carbs 5.2 8.82 Jícama
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.5 0.6 Jícama
Calcium 13 12 Bamboo shoot
Potassium 533 150 Bamboo shoot
Magnesium 3 12 Jícama
Sugars 3 1.8 Bamboo shoot
Fiber 2.2 4.9 Jícama
Copper 0.19 0.048 Bamboo shoot
Zinc 1.1 0.16 Bamboo shoot
Starch
Phosphorus 59 18 Bamboo shoot
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 20 21 Jícama
Vitamin E 1 0.46 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.02 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B2 0.07 0.029 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B3 0.6 0.2 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B5 0.161 0.135 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B6 0.24 0.042 Bamboo shoot
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.3 Jícama
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.069 0.021 Jícama
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007 0.005 Bamboo shoot
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134 0.043 Bamboo shoot
Tryptophan 0.027 Bamboo shoot
Threonine 0.086 0.018 Bamboo shoot
Isoleucine 0.088 0.016 Bamboo shoot
Leucine 0.14 0.025 Bamboo shoot
Lysine 0.134 0.026 Bamboo shoot
Methionine 0.03 0.007 Bamboo shoot
Phenylalanine 0.09 0.017 Bamboo shoot
Valine 0.106 0.022 Bamboo shoot
Histidine 0.042 0.019 Bamboo shoot
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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